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  1. An awful lot of hams I know started off with the...

    An awful lot of hams I know started off with the humble Baofeng, then upgraded as money became available.

    It’s surprising just how far you can get.

    Kind regards,



    Phil
  2. Thread: Computer OS

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    I used to use a Pi to run the shack, until I...

    I used to use a Pi to run the shack, until I tried to install WSJTX (this was a few years back now), which proved very difficult at the time. In order to get up and running I substituted the Pi for...
  3. Thread: FT8 problems

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    I’m running an FT-897D for FTI, using a SignaLink...

    I’m running an FT-897D for FTI, using a SignaLink interface. The Data out goes to the SignaLink and the CAT goes to the computer.

    There are generally helpful videos for most radios on YouTube.
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  4. Thread: Hi all

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    Hello, and welcome to the forum. Kind regards,...

    Hello, and welcome to the forum.

    Kind regards,



    Phil
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    Hello Trevor, Welcome aboard. Kind regards,...

    Hello Trevor,

    Welcome aboard.

    Kind regards,



    Phil
  6. Thread: Greetings

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    Congratulations on your pass. Kind regards, ...

    Congratulations on your pass.

    Kind regards,



    Phil
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    Hello, And welcome to the forum. Kind...

    Hello,

    And welcome to the forum.

    Kind regards,



    Phil
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    M3HHY kindly replied on Twitter with the...

    M3HHY kindly replied on Twitter with the following information:-

    S.L. Hill, Redburn Road, Northenden, Manchester. Registered there in Summer 1947.

    Kind regards,



    Phil
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    I’ll ask on Twitter to see if I can find anything...

    I’ll ask on Twitter to see if I can find anything out.

    Kind regards,



    Phil
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    It is unlikely that you’ll find a single radio...

    It is unlikely that you’ll find a single radio that satisfies all your needs.

    I have 7 handhelds, though I have 2 which I use mostly: 1 for 2m/70cm/D-Star, and 1 for DMR/70cm. The others are...
  11. It’s correct as shown in the manual, so just wind...

    It’s correct as shown in the manual, so just wind them as they show.

    There are plenty of websites explaining the theory.

    Kind regards,



    Phil
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    Why not use the Yaesu one? ...

    Why not use the Yaesu one?

    https://www.yaesu.com/indexVS.cfm?cmd=DisplayProducts&ProdCatID=249&encProdID=7CDB93B02164B1FB036530FBD7D37F1A&DivisionID=65&isArchived=0

    Kind regards,



    Phil
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    Hello Richard, And welcome aboard. its good...

    Hello Richard,

    And welcome aboard.

    its good to get your 2E0 over as quickly as possible, as the syallabus is changing later this year.

    Kind regards,
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    UK Exams I’d stay away from kits, really. I usually...

    I’d stay away from kits, really.

    I usually suggest a dummy load built in a Tate and Lyle treacle tin. This uses 20 x 1k 3W resistors in parallel giving a potential of 60W, or higher if you fill...
  15. I suppose it depends on your definition of...

    I suppose it depends on your definition of expensive. I started off with an MFJ Intellituner and a random wire which exits the house by being trapped in the french window door. The wire goes down the...
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    Have you made sure your installation software is...

    Have you made sure your installation software is compatible with the update?

    Without switching the computer on, to check, I think some part of the version number needs to be the same for it to...
  17. Thread: Just wanted to

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    And a merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you...

    And a merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family.

    Kind regards,



    Phil
  18. Thread: Really?

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    I closed the thread, not out of malice or that it...

    I closed the thread, not out of malice or that it was tiresome, but because it was reiterating points already made and somewhat going round in circles.

    Several members gave their opinion, which...
  19. Thread: Hello HRF World

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    Welcome back. DMR is a useful tool for local...

    Welcome back.

    DMR is a useful tool for local contacts, and those who are very restricted on what aerials they can put up, in addition to being another mode for others to enjoy. We run GB7MR.
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    I started off with, and still have installed, a...

    I started off with, and still have installed, a length of multi strand hook wire trapped in the patio door, going 4m up the drainpipe then down the garden in a reverse 7 shape. This is approximately...
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    Sounds good, hope everything goes well. Kind...

    Sounds good, hope everything goes well.

    Kind regards,



    Phil
  22. Thread: Quansheng rv50

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    Handheld Radios I believe not. The display is showing both VFOs,...

    I believe not. The display is showing both VFOs, which are not linked.

    Not really sure why you’d want both moving together. It’s a bit like having two televisions both showing the same channel.
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    Radio Accessories Two options don’t give enough variability, so...

    Two options don’t give enough variability, so didn’t complete survey.

    I log via QRZ, but have this linked to LOTW as you get more confirmations through there. I then export an .adif which I import...
  24. Thread: My QSL Cards

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    Some nice cards, thank you for sharing. Kind...

    Some nice cards, thank you for sharing.

    Kind regards,



    Phil
  25. Thread: Hello to the Group

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    Hello, Welcome to the forum, and...

    Hello,

    Welcome to the forum, and congratulations on your exam pass.

    2m has different levels of popularity, dependant upon location, but is certainly a usefu band. Pity it is under utilised in...
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